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Eclipse ASSR produces fast, accurate threshold measurements on pediatric patients

28th Jan 2019 16:00 CET Copenhagen | By Yvonne Sininger Ph.D

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review basic principles of ASSR
  2. Discuss clinical need for pediatric threshold measurements and failure of previous ASSR techniques
  3. List the features that distinguish Eclipse from traditional ASSR
  4. Understand the clinical data (test times and ABR correlations) that validate clinical use of Eclipse ASSR

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Diagnostic and functional evaluation of vestibular deficits in the concussed patient

12th February 2019 16:00 CET Copenhagen | By Shelly Massingale MSc.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify and discuss gold standard diagnostic testing for vestibular dysfunction secondary to concussion
  2. Explain the utility of the Gaze Stabilization Test (GST) and the Dynamic Vison Assessment (DVA) when evaluating VOR function in patients with concussion
  3. Describe the Concussion Balance Test (COBALT) and its role in identifying postural control impairments in patients with concussion

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What do we really know about Meniere’s disease?

7th March 2019 16:00 CET Copenhagen | By Darren Whelan MSc.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Obtain an overview of Meniere’s disease and evolution in the theories of pathophysiology
  2. Explore the diagnostic testing in suspected Meniere’s disease and the integration of test findings
  3. Consider mimic pathologies and the challenge in considerations of symptom management

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The role of Catch up saccades in interpreting vHIT

4th April 2019 16:00 CEST Copenhagen | By Kamran Barin Ph.D.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Determine the clinical significance of catch-up saccades in vHIT
  2. Identify the underlying mechanisms of overt and covert saccades
  3. Determine the relationship between catch-up saccades and the VOR gain in vHIT

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Using REM to demonstrate and verify advanced hearing aid features

23rd May 2019 16:00 CEST Copenhagen | By Leigh Martin

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand how to verify frequency compression hearing aids using real ear measurements
  2. Understand how to use real ear measurements to demonstrate directional microphones
  3. Understand how to use real ear measurements to demonstrate noise reduction algorithms

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Let our experts build your knowledge

Presenting our own expert speakers and some of the worlds’ best guest speakers. They will inspire you with the latest news and technology in audiology and balance

Dr Michael Maslin

International Clinical Trainer, Interacoustics Academy
In 2007 Dr Maslin returned to The University of Manchester to undertake a PhD in plasticity of the human binaural auditory system. After completing his studies he remained on the academic staff there as a teaching focused lecturer in audiology before carrying out a 3-year post-doctoral research programme which built directly on the underpinning work carried out during his PhD. Since 2015 Dr Maslin has worked for the Interacoustics Academy as an international clinical trainer.

Mr Darren Whelan

International Clinical Trainer, Interacoustics Academy
Darren qualified as an Audiologist earning his undergraduate honours degree in Audiology from the University of Leeds in the UK. He has Master’s degree with Distinction, in Health Science, Neurophysiology and Clinical research. He has held several senior clinical positions in the NHS. Before joining Interacoustics Academy as an International Clinical Trainer, he held a clinical and research scientist role, where as part of a team of surgeons and audiologists, he lead on diagnostic audiology, covering investigations of patients with auditory and vestibular pathology, and managing a portfolio of research studies.

Mr Leigh Martin

Interacoustics Academy Manager
Clinically Leigh has worked in the National Health Service and in the private sector in the UK specializing in both paediatric audiology and adult diagnostics. He has also sat on the board of directors for the British Academy of Audiology. For the last four years Leigh has been working in the Interacoustics Academy firstly as an international clinical trainer, then as head of clinical training Asia and now as the Manager of the Academy. He has presented at over 20 scientific conferences and meetings across a diverse range of audiological topics.

Dr Kamran Barin

Ph.D. Assistant Professor Emeritus, Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery and Department of Speech & Hearing Science, The Ohio State University
Dr Barin established and served as the Director of Balance Disorders Clinic at the Ohio State University Medical Center for over 25 years until his retirement in June 2011. He received his Master’s and Doctorate degrees in Electrical/Biomedical Engineering from the Ohio State University. He has published over 80 articles and book chapters and has taught national and international courses and seminars in different areas of vestibular assessment and rehabilitation.

Dr Lisa Hunter

Scientific Director for Audiology in the Communication Sciences Research Center at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, and a Professor of Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Cincinnati
Dr Hunter has 30 years of pediatric clinical, research and teaching experience. She is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati and the University of Minnesota. She has authored over 100 published articles, chapters and books in pediatric audiology and frequently lectures nationally and internationally, as well as serving on expert panels and task forces. She serves as chair of the Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education (ACAE) and is a member of the Newborn Screening subcommittee at the Ohio Department of Health.

Dr Navid Shahnaz

Associate Professor of Audiology in the School of Audiology & Speech Sciences at The University of British Columbia (UBC)
Dr Shahnaz’s main area of research interest is diagnostic audiology, specifically multi-frequency tympanometry and wide-band energy reflectance in newborns, children, and adults Before joining UBC in 2002, he was an Assistant Professor of Speech and Hearing Sciences at University of Arizona. He received his MSc (1996) and PhD (2000) degree in audiology and communication sciences and disorders from The School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, McGill University. During his residency at McGill University, he served as a faculty lecturer and clinical supervisor of audiology for three years. He has also been working as a clinical audiologist, instructor, and researcher for six years at Tehran Medical Sciences University and in other private practice sectors in Tehran, Iran.

Dr Erich Schneider

Ph.D. Professor for Medical Informatics at the Brandenburg University of Technology (BTU) in Cottbus – Senftenberg, Germany.
Dr Schneider began his career as a research scientist at, Ludwig-Maximilians University (LMU) Munich, before becoming a senior research scientist at LMU’s Neurology department. In 2013 he co-founded EyeSeeTec and subsequnelty developed the EyeSeeCam video head impulse system. In addition to these roles Erich is the dean of informatics curriculum at BTU and a visiting Professor at Chubu University College of Engineering, in Nagoya Japan.

Dr. Yvonne Sininger

C&Y consulting
Yvonne Sininger, Ph.D. received her bachelor’s degree in Speech and Hearing and master’s degree in Audiology from Indiana University. She received her Ph.D. in Speech and Hearing Science from the University Of California Santa Barbara & San Francisco. Dr. Sininger started her career and developed an interest in infants and children as a clinical audiologist for the University Of Cincinnati Medical Center. After her Ph.D. she moved to House Ear Institute in Los Angeles as a Post-doctoral fellow in electrophysiology and later as the director of the Children’s Auditory Research and Evaluation Center. In 2001, she moved to the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA to the Department of Head & Neck Surgery. She retired as Professor in Residence in 2012 and runs her own consulting business (C&Y consulting).

Shelly Massingale

Senior Director of Banner Concussion Services in Arizona and Colorado
Physical Therapist and a specialist in vestibular and balance therapy. Shelly has been practicing physical therapy in the outpatient neurological setting for 22 years and has specialized primarily in mild traumatic brain injury since 2013. She graduated from Pepperdine University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Medicine and holds a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from the University Of Southern California. She has completed the Emory University Vestibular competency and advanced competency courses and has been treating vestibular and balance disorders since the beginning of her career. Since opening the Banner Sports Medicine and Concussion Center in 2013, she has focused her treatment and research solely on concussion. She is a co-developer of the Concussion Balance Test (COBALT) and has published articles that explored the utility of COBALT as an objective measurement of balance for the healthy and injured athletic population. She has authored two book chapters, three additional peer reviewed journal articles focusing on Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo and vestibular therapy for vestibular disorders, and has lectured nationally and internationally on evaluation and treatment of vestibular and balance deficits related to mild traumatic brain injury.

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Doctoral Student of Clinical Audiology Graduate Assistant to Director, Audiology Clinic University of South Florida, Tampa Dept. of Communication Sciences & Disorders Luke Wassermann

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